Friday, December 11, 2009

Capsicum macaroni soup

I baked some spiced buns and while chatting with my sister mentioned that it would be perfect if I made some spicy soup to go with them for dinner. Her son was home for holidays and she was making him different soups each day. She said that I can have noodles and scallions with bell peppers in a wholesome soup.The inspiration to the recipe was from Mallika Badrinath's 100 soups and soft drinks book. I said , "fine I'm on" and tried this soup. I had scallions and green bell peppers. I wanted to use up the macaroni in my pantry. The soup went well with the buns. We simply wiped the bowl clean with the last bit of bread crumb.

Following is the recipe for two servings.
1 large bell pepper
2 spring onions with the bulbs
1/4 cup of shell macaroni cooked and drained
1 table spoon butter
2 teaspoons masoor dhal soaked for 1/2 an hour
2 teaspoons cooking oil
Few basil leaves
1 red onion sliced
Salt to taste
Chop the bell pepper and the bulbs of the spring onions. Toss them along with the sliced onion in 2 teaspoons oil. Allow to cool and grind them to a paste with the basil leaves and the masoor dhal.
Melt the butter in a pan and toss the green of the sping onions. Add the ground paste and saute for a few minutes. Add the cooked macaroni and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for few minutes.
Serve hot with desired dinner rolls. I served them with my oats buns.

This soup is being sent to Meeta's Monthly Mingle currently hosted by Sunshinemom inviting heart warming soups.


  1. Lovely combo of spiced buns and a different soup

  2. oh wow!! thats an interestingly new soup recipe for me..Looks delicious and sounds great..

  3. Awesome combo...soup sounds interesting..The buns have come out so perfect :-)

  4. Looks so delicious, perfect for the cold weather.

  5. tats quite an interesting soup.. Never heard of this combo ..

  6. very healthy....those buns are best combination

  7. Very new combination, sounds interesting and yummy..

  8. wonderful combo and an appetising and healthy soup.

  9. Refreshing and delicious soup.....

  10. Soup with mac would be a filling one!

  11. Very interesting combo, who does not want a heart filling hot bowl of a soup... I liked your buns too.

  12. both the soup and bun looks delicious.

  13. that picture looks so tempting...good recipe..

  14. The soup goes very well those spiced up buns. I love any soup with pasta in it! Will try this sometime!

  15. this is such a hearty soup. looks yum!!

  16. Very healthy and flavorful soup Lata.. Would have also been a nice filling.

  17. First time to ur blog,u hv a nice one out here.Great soup,an unsual and interesting one.I liked it:)

  18. So many soups around,very nice recipe!

  19. First time here...

    My daughter loves soup a lot...
    Ur soup looks hot and yummy.
    Will definitely give a try

    check my space when u find time

    with luv,

  20. looks delicious , healthy and nutritious.

  21. That is a neat soup Lata ji! I love those biscuits to go with that :-)

  22. Loved this combination, makes me want to try it soon :-)

  23. Hi Lata, am sorry about missing out on this lovely soup! Will add it immediately, and thank you for participating.


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